Ok Im mad. really mad. Iw as home all day and I read NBC was showing ladies at 8 pm!!!!.. Can someone post a link to the FS TV in USA? I can see online of course but it sux next to larger TV I tuned in to find Football. I hate football!!!!! Please-will it be replayed? It is a pain to search through Youtube. I will look for a final comp thread list of videos. Please...I always put a TV alert in the edge and everyone do the same ...I missed it, rats!!!!!. I love Mao and Ash is getting better. I am starting to like the LP (sans the facial expressions). I really think Ashley will def be in top 5 at Sochi. She can medal if someone blows it, and Caro always does at Olympics.
Where'd you read 8pm?! That's smack dab into NBC's Sunday Night Football (every week all skating season long... well... until Feb anyway).
I think part of the problem is the commentators don't explain the sport enough. Especially if its an American they don't explain the weaknesses. I think the audience is capable of accepting one mistake like Mao's if they mention Asada's qualities over Ashley, harder spins, harder footwork and better skating skills. But the commentators don't.
I thought both scores were a bit high.
I am going to say this, they should have shown V/T. BOTH programs. They didn't show them because they aren't Americans but great skating is great skating. And pairs when done right is the most spectacular of the disciplines. When done poorly its also the most horrific to watch.
I'm not sure I love Jesus Christ Superstar program but those elements are amazing.
If you have great skating-show it. I bet the casual fan would have liked that.
(Let's see, I think I have it bookmarked here...Oh yes, 614,000 views, only 1000 or so mine.)
Old warhorse music with no attempt at interpreting it, no particular choreography that I can make out, just a series of jumping passes and a footwork sequence. No triple-triple, no technical or artistic novelty. And yet, 600,000 people clicked on it (or 12,000 people 50 times each).
Why? She did what she came to do. She landed her jumps. She put her heart on her sleeve, the audience in her back pocket, and she skated like the devil was chasing her.
This CoP point-whoring has sucked the soul out of the sport. (Just my opinion, of course, YMMD )
Kind of ironic that you say it sucked the soul out of sport and yet you talk of a program that is admitted void of choreography or soul.
^ No, no, I said the devil was after her. He didn't catch her.
I think Kostner's last two long programs as well. And Asada has had some great programs too.
That's why I said V/T should have been shown.
Truly great skating is truly great skating.
I do think the lack of encouraging quality and clean skating is a problem. Errors aren't punished much but there's a balance between you fell once your out, and falling multiple times.